Nan, Ṅañ, Naṅ, Nañ, Nāñ: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ṅañ (ङञ्).—A short term or Pratyahara standing for the letters ङ्, ण्, न्, झ् (, , n, jh), and भू (bhū), casually mentioned in the Mahabhasya; cf. एतदप्यस्तु ञकारेण ङञो ह्र्स्वादचि ङञुण्नित्यमिति । (etadapyastu ñakāreṇa ṅaño hrsvādaci ṅañuṇnityamiti |) M. Bh. on Mahesvara Sutras 8, 9.

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Naṅ (नङ्).—Krt affix न (na) applied to the roots यज्, याच्, यत् (yaj, yāc, yat) and others in the sense of verbal activity; e. g. यज्ञ (yajña); याञ्चा, यत्नः (yāñcā, yatnaḥ) etc. cf. P. III. 3.90, 91. See न (na) (5).

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Nañ (नञ्).—The negative particle (नञ् (nañ)) which possesses the six senses which are sketched as सादृश्यं तदभावश्च तदन्यत्वं तदल्पता । अप्राशस्त्यं विरोधश्च नञर्थाः षट् प्रकीर्तिताः (sādṛśyaṃ tadabhāvaśca tadanyatvaṃ tadalpatā | aprāśastyaṃ virodhaśca nañarthāḥ ṣaṭ prakīrtitāḥ) and which are respectively illustrated by the examples अनिक्षुः शरः, भूतले घटो नास्ति, अघटः पटः, अनुदरमुदरं तरुण्याः, अब्राह्मणो वार्धुषिकः (anikṣuḥ śaraḥ, bhūtale ghaṭo nāsti, aghaṭaḥ paṭaḥ, anudaramudaraṃ taruṇyāḥ, abrāhmaṇo vārdhuṣikaḥ) and असुरः दैत्यः । (asuraḥ daityaḥ |) See न (na) (6).

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Nan (नन्).—Krt affix न (na) applied to the root स्वप् (svap) to show verbal activity ; e.g. स्वप्न (svapna); cf.P.III.3.91.

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Nāñ (नाञ्).—See ना ().

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nañ (नञ्).—ind. The technical term for the negative particle; न (na) hence नञः (nañaḥ) (= A negative particle); द्वौ नञौ प्रकृतार्थं गमयतः (dvau nañau prakṛtārthaṃ gamayataḥ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nañ (नञ्):—ind. Name of the negat. particle na, negation, [Pāṇini 2-1, 60; Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti v, 2, 13 etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nañ (नञ्):—adv. A particle of negation.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nan in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Nan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) a kind of thick oven-cooked bread..—nan (नान) is alternatively transliterated as Nāna.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāṇ (ನಾಣ್):—[noun] = ನಾಣು [nanu].

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Nān (ನಾನ್):—[verb] = ನಾನು [nanu]1.

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Nān (ನಾನ್):—[pronoun] = ನಾನು [nanu]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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